Visit the Downtown New Albany Farmers Market from 8:00am - 1:00pm on Saturday and Wednesdays from 4pm - 7pm. The New Albany Farmers Market features vendors that have locally grown produce, meat, cheese, baked goods as well as crafts (soaps, candles, etc), local artists, and not for profit organizations. Items sold must be created/produced locally in our region. The Farmers Market is located in downtown New Albany, Indiana on the corner of Bank and Market Streets at 202 East Market Street.
Scribner House Tours - May 23rd
Take a tour of the oldest surviving building in New Albany, the 1814 home of founding father Joel Scribner. The home has been meticulously cared for and operated as a museum by the Daughters of the American Revolution for almost a century. Restoration work is ongoing, including a recent project to restore all of the windows in the home and summer kitchen.
Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Southeast corner State and Main streets.
Sponsors: Piankeshaw Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Divided Art Project Exhibit Opening Reception - May 23rd
The Arts Council of Southern Indiana is announcing two new exhibits The Divided Art Project and Bogarting Hogarth, Retelling a Rake’s Progress. The Opening Reception will be held on May 23rd from 1:00pm - 4:00pm.
The Divided Art Project was the brain child of artist and ACSI volunteer Roxy Lentz. Works works in the exhibit were created by two or more artists. Artists were invited to collaborate to produce works of art with a common factor. They could work on one piece collectively, pass them back and forth, divided materials to create individual pieces or work on a shared concept. The exhibit is the result of those collaborations. The exhibit will feature fiber, clay, metal, wood and paper sculpture, paintings, collages and prints by well-known regional artists. The public is invited to come meet the artists, browse, and enjoy light refreshments.
Bogarting Hogarth, Retelling a Rake’s Progress
A collection of work created by contemporary Print Artists inspired by Hogarth
Trained as an engraver in his youth, Hogarth (1697-1764) was a working painter, but gained fame and fortune through his darkly humorous etchings set in London taverns and gambling halls. In these series, easy-to-understand moralist themes were played out in sequence like a comic strip. Sharp social comment elevates the plates into a kind of early political cartoon.
Boomtown Ball & Festival - May 24th
The Boomtown Ball & Festival is a street festival in historic downtown New Albany the day before Memorial day. Sponsored by the city of New Albany and WFPK, the festival will feature an outdoor stage with free live music curated by nationally-acclaimed hometown heroes, Houndmouth.
There will be a large outdoor beer garden featuring local craft beer and seasonal cocktails and plenty of food trucks.
The Flea Off Market is expecting to bring well over a hundred vendors to join forces with all the great existing downtown businesses of New Albany, offering people a unique and exciting shopping/dining environment. Craft and Art booths for this festival will be placed in the same location as the first Boomtown Ball and Festival: on Bank Street from Main Street to Spring.
Musical Artists Schedule for the 2015 Boomtown Ball & Festival:
Lazy Sunday... 1:30 - 2:00PM
The Hart Strings... 2:20 - 2:50 PM
BIG BIG... 3:10 - 3:40 PM
JaLin Roze... 4:10 - 4:45 PM
Lydia Burrell... 5:05 - 5:40 PM
Langhorne Slim... 6:10 - 7:00 PM
The Features... 7:30 - 8:30 PM
The Apache Relay... 9:00 - 10:15 PM
Mansion Row Walking Tour - May 24th
Dave Condra, the longtime unofficial Mansion Row historian, will lead a walking tour of New Albany’s most illustrious neighborhood. The East Main Street district is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and contains and a wide variety of homes from the mid-nineteenth to early-twentieth centuries.
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 PM Presenter: Dave Condra
Location: meet in front of the Scribner House, southeast corner State and Main streets.
Sponsors: Floyd County Historical Society; Main Street Preservation Association; New Albany Historic Preservation Commission
Downtown New Albany Expansion Projects:
Exchange Pub + Kitchen ExpandedPatio Seating
Construction is currently underway at the Exchange as they will convert some parking spaces into additional open air patio seating. Bread & Breakfast - Moving to larger space in the Underground Station
Bread & Breakfast becomes latest addition to the growing Underground Station
The new Bread and Breakfast location in the Underground Station will seat up to 60 people inside and have 10 tables and a performance stage outside. Bread & Breakfast had simply outgrown their current location. Bread and Breakfast also plans to add dinner service after the move and to also serve beer and wine. Big Four Burgers + Beer - Now Open on Main Street
Made from their unique blend of ground Ribeye, Sirlion, and Chuck, the gourmet burgers at Big Four Burgers and Beer are sure to tempt the taste buds of any beef-loving burger connoisseur!!! Their Jeffersonville location received the 2014 Clark County Readers choice - Best New Restaurant, Best Burger, and Best Fries!!
The New Albany location is now open and is located at 114 E. Main Street in the iconic building that formerly housed Southside Inn!!
Celebrate Memorial Day with Uptown Art
At Uptown Art our studios provide hands-on art instruction, paint supplies, canvases, aprons…everything you need to have a great time and create your masterpiece.
Register online at www.uptownart.com and enter promo code : memorial20 to receive discount. Offer expires on Monday, May 25th at midnight.
Coupon only valid for future classes registered online at www.uptownart.com. Not valid for private parties, gift certificates, retail, or alcohol purchases.
Uptown Art is located at 426 Bank Street and phone number is 502-595-8873
Memorial Day Service at the New Albany National Cemetery
A Memorial Day Service will be held on Monday May 25th at 2:30pm. The New Albany National Cemetery is located on 1943 Ekin Avenue.